A lot of writers approach me (for reasons I do not know) and told me about how hard it is for them to get someone to teamwork with them on a comic project.
Writers, project start ups, please understand that once you want to involve someone into your project, you are no longer just a writer. You have switched role to being a "producer" of your project.
As little as the project maybe, you are the producer.
Therefore, as a producer, you need to do what a producer do!
Job 1: provide, and find ways to provide the team financially (I do it by fund rising, other producers/writers do so by getting a part time job, or talk investors into giving some investments. Yes, if you want it badly enough, you WILL do it. If you love your project, you will sacrifice to make it come to life.
If you are not ready to be involved financially, you need to get yourself involved as a friend. As a real friend to that artist you want to work with....Or become that "writer" the artist can be a fan of, and you will get a fan working for you...Or educate yourself on how to sell your products (your story) to others.
I have met a writer who's so good at selling, he sold out his original novel EVERYTIME in anime con. That's no less than a miracle! He learned to be a GOOD salesman. He was more than a writer!
Either time or money. You HAVE to invest, learn to be more than a writer.
In order to be successful.
Job2: Provide emotional support for the team, as well as production schedule. You need to know when something needs to be done, set a goal, keep everyone on track, make the project worth while. When people have conflicts and emotional needs, it's the producer's job to keep everyone in check.
I personally find weekly goals the best to use, anything longer tend to drag.
Job3: To advertise for the project. Take the producer for Miyazaki for example, while they are still working on the project, the producer is already formatting a marketing plan, thinking about the most attractive clip to sell to general audience.
There you have it.... a small time producer's job is rather similar to an entrepreneur, a marketing director... and so on. Most writers in the industry do also end up being some sort of producers, production assistants, eventually directors.
Also, when you become producer, you become a leader, a leader doesn't have much privilege to be depressed for feel bad about your project. (You can... however go get depressed for 5 minutes or a few days, but you need to get back to work ASAP.)
Because if you are not even confident, no one will be. Prepare yourself for what you are seeking when you try to recruit someone to team work with you, and to trust your leadership.
Be strong, you can be more than a writer, so develop yourself to be that leader.